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Narcos: Mexico’s Alberto Zeni. Latin American Actor On His Role In The Netflix Drug Cartel Drama. Life Is Beautful, He Says, Discussing Personal Happiness, And His Work For The Los Angeles Homeless.

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Mexican-born actor Alberto Zeni has made his way to the US small screen in the highly-anticipated second season of Netflix s crime drama Narcos Mexico which returned in February 2020 He stars alongside Diego Luna Gallardo Scoot McNairy the narrator and Teresa Ruiz Bautista In this interview he talks about his character his storied career growing up in Mexico his family life and working for the homeless in Los Angeles Alberto says life is beautiful It has been over a year since the Season 1 release of Narcos Mexico which effectively shifted the long-running drug cartel drama into new territory The first season of Narcos Mexico was the fourth season of Narcos overall and it reset the Netflix series when it traveled back to 1980s Mexico to show the birth of the Guadalajara cartel and trace the origins of the Mexican drug war beginning at the time when Mexican traffickers were a loose and disorganized confederation of small-time independent cannabis growers and dealers Born in Monterrey Mexico Alberto first caught the acting bug when he was 14 years old while working for Parque Plaza Sesamo in his hometown of Monterrey Mexico a family-friendly destination with a Sesame Street theme featuring rides games and a water park Singing dancing and playing characters at the park wasn t his only direction as he had goals of becoming an inventor and even received a degree in Engineering After completing his studies Alberto continued working in the entertainment industry starring in telenovelas such as Hoy Soy Nadie Trillizas de Colores Bajo el Alma XY La Revista and the web series Vidas Cruzadas starring Kate del Castillo It wasn t until his mid – twenties where he decided to make a drastic change pack up his bags and move to Los Angeles CA to continue his acting journey While in LA Alberto immersed himself in the craft – training in the Meisner Technique and teaching himself English Alberto is now fluent in Spanish English Italian and can speak some French Hebrew Arabic and Mandarin — Support this podcast https anchor fm john-aidan-byrne0 supportClick here to visit this podcast episode